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Recent trends in contemporary art have meant that we've grown accustomed to large scale pieces, be that huge canvases, enormous sculptures, or giant installations.

However, the miniature has always been an important part of contemporary art. Be it paintings, sculpture, or photography as well as small format drawings, the reduced dimensions of the artwork puts new constraints on the artist, forcing them to develop their techniques and artistic finesse.


Jeff Wall, an American photographer known for his large scale photographic prints on huge illuminated boxes, has said that “the scale of a piece is not about the dimensions of it, but about the internal tensions within the composition".


Believe it or not, miniature pieces have many advantages. Smaller formats allow the artists to show off a different range of talents and techniques, and sometimes even create the impression of a much higher quality piece – such as engravings or prints. Creating a miniature is a sure sign of precision and skill.

They are also more practical to exhibit than the enormous artworks: we've all got a little space on a shelf ready to welcome a miniature sculpture, photo or drawing.


Another very practical aspect of miniatures is the myriad possibilities for display: you could put together a full shelf of statuettes, or even a dedicated framing wall – which is an increasingly popular method for display, and makes for the perfect decorative addition to a living room or bedroom. It's a mixed composition made up of an array of pieces – you guessed it – all on the same wall. The diminutive size of the miniatures also makes it easier to make sure your favourite pieces are displayed in pride of place.

Even artists who are known for their monumental works are slowly getting into miniatures, like Jeff Wall in his exhibition at the Cartier Foundation.


The miniature is making a big name for itself as a growing trend across the contemporary art world; from Gaspard Mitz, who creates tiny versions of the interiors of famous art galleries in his 'Box Stories', to the photography of Samsofy, who recreates scenes from daily life with miniscule Lego 'actors'.  


Last but not least, the small scale of the pieces means that even big names come with small price tags, meaning that miniatures make excellent presents. So, go on, what are you waiting for? Browse our selection of miniature works now…

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Richard Orlinski, Wild Kong, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Wild Kong, 2014
14.6 x 7.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$4,996

Béatrice Fernando, Tête de taureau, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Tête de taureau, 2021
19.3 x 16.9 x 8.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,897

Our recommendations Li Lihong, Li Lihong's Apple China grand format - Or - Edition Loft, Sculpture

Li Lihong

Li Lihong's Apple China grand format - Or - Edition Loft, 2007
11 x 11 x 11 inch
Sculpture

$3,162

S2Bart, Capsule LV black & white, Sculpture

S2Bart

Capsule LV black & white, 2021
13.8 x 13.8 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$430

Antoine Rose, Blue leader, Photography

Antoine Rose

Blue leader, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$2,656

Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles, Bas-Relief - 785, Sculpture

Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles

Bas-Relief - 785, 2018
16.5 x 16.9 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,960

Xiu, Paysages 211, Painting

Xiu

Paysages 211, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$759

Dr. Love, Hope (a tribute to Banksy), Painting

Dr. Love

Hope (a tribute to Banksy), 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Painting

$188 $250

Gina Vor, Moonlight, Painting

Gina Vor

Moonlight, 2018
11.8 x 9.4 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$243 $304

Nicolas Monjo, Promiscuité marée montante, Painting

Nicolas Monjo

Promiscuité marée montante, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$885

Corneille, Le seigneur de la savane, Print

Corneille

Le seigneur de la savane, 1997
18.9 x 14.2 inch
Print

$379

Bze Bzeland, Carpe Diem, Painting

Bze Bzeland

Carpe Diem, 2021
16.5 x 11.7 inch
Painting

$291

Philippe Berry, Hippo et Papillons, Sculpture

Philippe Berry

Hippo et Papillons, 2015
19.7 x 13.8 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

5,000 - $ 10,000

Antoine Josse, Ma part d'ombre, Painting

Antoine Josse

Ma part d'ombre, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$949

Nanan, Renaud, Sculpture

Nanan

Renaud, 2021
11.4 x 7.1 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,391

Gavin Mitchell, Skatepark I (Small Format), Print

Gavin Mitchell

Skatepark I (Small Format), 2020
19.7 x 13.8 x 0 inch
Print

$398 $443

Arvid Boecker, #1409, Painting

Arvid Boecker

#1409, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 x 2.2 inch
Painting

$3,606

Dominique Jullien, Mourir maintenant pour renaître au printemps, Photography

Dominique Jullien

Mourir maintenant pour renaître au printemps, 2021
7.9 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$443

Stoz, Stozland© Dancing Man, Sculpture

Stoz

Stozland© Dancing Man, 2021
10.6 x 6.7 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$455 $506

Pierrick Tual, Mas du Midi, Painting

Pierrick Tual

Mas du Midi, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,391

Chrystèle Saint-Amaux, Sauvage, Sculpture

Chrystèle Saint-Amaux

Sauvage, 2019
10.2 x 4.7 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$531

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection 'Other Side (Green)', Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Vinyl Collection 'Other Side (Green)', 2020
18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$515

Gaby Joséphine, Forever…, Fine Art Drawings

Gaby Joséphine

Forever…, 2021
16.5 x 12.6 x 1.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$316

Joan Miró, Album 13: Plate 1, Print

Joan Miró

Album 13: Plate 1, 1948
13 x 16.25 inch
Print

$4,750

Véronique Clanet, Le foulard bleu, Painting

Véronique Clanet

Le foulard bleu, 2021
16.1 x 13 inch
Painting

$1,214

Nef, Fin de soirée, Painting

Nef

Fin de soirée, 2021
11.7 x 16.5 inch
Painting

$253

Sophie Théodose, Sculpture Entrelacs, Sculpture

Sophie Théodose

Sculpture Entrelacs, 2018
8.3 x 11.8 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$4,806

Andrew Weir, Her living room with a memory, Painting

Andrew Weir

Her living room with a memory, 2021
18.9 x 14.2 x 0 inch
Painting

$632

Rafael Barrios, Levitation IV, Sculpture

Rafael Barrios

Levitation IV, 2019
15.7 x 7.5 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$6,324

Stéphane Rime, No name 50.40 Carte Marine #54, Painting

Stéphane Rime

No name 50.40 Carte Marine #54, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Painting

$177

Aurelija Simkute, Alone, Bronze Sculpture, Sculpture

Aurelija Simkute

Alone, Bronze Sculpture, 2017
18.9 x 8.3 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$12,647

Christian Jodin, 8 rue Sedaine, sous les hauteurs des toits de la Bastille, à 11 heures, Painting

Christian Jodin

8 rue Sedaine, sous les hauteurs des toits de la Bastille, à 11 heures, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$247

Spaco, Panthere, Sculpture

Spaco

Panthere, 2021
3.9 x 11.8 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$354

Gaspard Mitz, At last !, Sculpture

Gaspard Mitz

At last !, 2021
9.4 x 13.4 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$822

Emily Berger, Blue note, Painting

Emily Berger

Blue note, 2020
12 x 9 inch
Painting

$1,545

Tarek, Skull by nature, Painting

Tarek

Skull by nature, 2020
15 x 18.1 inch
Painting

$569

Romain Dorez, Oncle Picsou, Painting

Romain Dorez

Oncle Picsou, 2020
18.1 x 15 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$354

Stéphane Rime, No name 50.40 #39, Fine Art Drawings

Stéphane Rime

No name 50.40 #39, 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$126

Luis Tomasello, Chromoplastiques 1025, Sculpture

Luis Tomasello

Chromoplastiques 1025, 2013
15.7 x 15.7 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$6,324

Katy Wright, London St. Paul's, Painting

Katy Wright

London St. Paul's, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$683

Marianne Ratier, Lapin, Print

Marianne Ratier

Lapin, 2015
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$51

Jean Dolande, Bretagne, Painting

Jean Dolande

Bretagne, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,897

Christine Lacour, Immensité du presque rien, Painting

Christine Lacour

Immensité du presque rien, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$734

Athena Granites Nangala, Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) - Puyurru, Painting

Athena Granites Nangala

Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) - Puyurru, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$443

David Ferreira, Prise de tête, Print

David Ferreira

Prise de tête, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$683 $759

Imfré Gite, Tête de cheval, Sculpture

Imfré Gite

Tête de cheval, 2021
16.3 x 13.8 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,897

Sandra Paris, Ceux qui ne veulent pas voir 4, Painting

Sandra Paris

Ceux qui ne veulent pas voir 4, 2021
11.4 x 9.1 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$285

Julien Capron, Vallauris, Sculpture

Julien Capron

Vallauris, 2020
11.4 x 7.9 x 11.4 inch
Sculpture

$728

Valma White Nakamarra, Valma White Nakamarra, Painting

Valma White Nakamarra

Valma White Nakamarra, 2019
11.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold

Sophie Whettnal, Lock down drawings #5, Fine Art Drawings

Sophie Whettnal

Lock down drawings #5, 2020
9.1 x 13 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$3,794

Mariana Bunimov, Bowie, Painting

Mariana Bunimov

Bowie, 2019
18.9 x 14.2 inch
Painting

$3,921

VL., Mickey Skull, Painting

VL.

Mickey Skull, 2021
19.3 x 15.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$319 $354

Tarek, Totemic, Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Totemic, 2020
15.9 x 11.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$443

Gregorio Vardanega, Couleurs en diffusion, Sculpture

Gregorio Vardanega

Couleurs en diffusion, 1969
13.8 x 13 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$18,971

Chanoir, Young Chanoir, Fine Art Drawings

Chanoir

Young Chanoir, 2020
18.5 x 11 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$2,500

Etienne Quesnay, Trop soucieuse, Fine Art Drawings

Etienne Quesnay

Trop soucieuse, 2021
12.2 x 9.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$506

Yaacov Agam, Rainbow Star of David, Painting

Yaacov Agam

Rainbow Star of David, 1970
12 x 12 inch
Painting

$27,500

Albena Vatcheva, Georges et la dragonne, Print

Albena Vatcheva

Georges et la dragonne, 2021
11.8 x 8.3 x 0 inch
Print

$63

Saverio Filioli Uranio, Genesi, Painting

Saverio Filioli Uranio

Genesi, 2021
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$443

Alessandra Bisi, Yellow earth (Collection the sun comes out), Painting

Alessandra Bisi

Yellow earth (Collection the sun comes out), 2021
8.3 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Painting

$215

Art'Mony, Bug Bunny Happy, Painting

Art'Mony

Bug Bunny Happy, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,012

Stefanie Schneider, Stefanie Schneider's Coupe Plate 'Haley and the Birds', Print

Stefanie Schneider

Stefanie Schneider's Coupe Plate 'Haley and the Birds', 2021
10.5 x 10.5 x 0.4 inch
Print

$885

Saxo, Black Plate Ferrari, Sculpture

Saxo

Black Plate Ferrari, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$1,252

Sébastien Langloÿs, VoŸage, Jacques Brel, Sculpture

Sébastien Langloÿs

VoŸage, Jacques Brel, 2018
13.8 x 6.3 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,427

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